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1947 CJ-2A Rialto, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/31/2021) Lots of updates on this jeep.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/rialto-1947-jeep-willys/7299078425.html

“1947 jeep willys with 350 engine dual transmission plus safari doors ready with 33 mountain wheels and sand tires for desert truly a California jeep plus racing wheels.”

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1962 M-38A1 Citrus Heights, CA $3300

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

This might be worth a look.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/d/citrus-heights-1962-willys-m38a1/7304923601.html

“1962 Willys jeep M38A1. It was a military jeep, still has original motor, transmission exc. motor runs. I also have doors and half doors.”

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1947 CJ-2A Long Beach, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/01/2021) Seller believes his great uncle used this CJ-2A in the war (WWII?). That obviously didn’t happen.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/long-beach-1947-willys-jeep-cj2a-for/7298128759.html

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“My family has an old army jeep, it’s an old relic that has been very hard for us to let go. It’s a 1947 Willys CJ-2a that’s been sitting in our garage for 30+ years. Was my great uncles who was in the war and actually used this jeep! I wish we had the funds and resources to get this amazing piece of history drivable but it’s not realistic right now. The body is intact and everything is original. It doesn’t run and needs a complete overhaul because of how long its been sitting in our garage.
Fortunately, there are a lot of manuals online on how to do it.

I would love to see this jeep find a home to someone who would take good care of it and someone who wouldn’t mind staying in contact with my family so we could see the process of it being restored. and possibly have a ride in it once it’s finished being restored :)”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Cathedral City, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $15,000.

(03/06/2021) This 3B looks solid. It has some unmarked Watson style Hubs (possibly bought through Sears).

“53B Willys CJ mechanically and cosmetically restored, original engine and drive train with 12volt system, 20 year service record, stored in temperature and humidity controlled garage. Jeep is in showroom condition. Runs great and will pass inspection. Comes with spare tire and tow bar.”

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1946 CJ-2A Tracy, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/02/2021) Power Steering has been added.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/tracy-1946-willys-cj2a/7296613278.html

“1946 Willys Jeep Cj2a New battery New carburetor New alternator New gas tank Other many new small things”

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Year? CJ-3A Irvine, CA $2400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2400.

(04/10/2021) It’s listed as a 1955, but not sure how that is.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/d/irvine-willys-cj3a-cj2a/7296492877.html

“1955 willys cj3a it has a Vin tag I’ll research the real year.. Great starter project. Front clip is off and have start on freshing up the motor. I put the front clip temporarily back on for sale. I also have a box of parts I’ll upload later.. anything that came off is in there as well as new parts I’ve ordered for the engine rebuild. I have a spare Trans too. If you didn’t want to rebuild the old one. Sold separately.. bill of sale. If I decide to get the title. 2500 firm not a penny less. Might take trade PLUS CASH.”

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It’s Official …

• CATEGORIES: Features

No looking back now; It’s official (with only five days to spare before our final contract expired). The World Headquarters of eWillys has been upgraded from a cramped bedroom-sized office to a full-on shop on five acres (and of course a house, too .. well two houses and an apartment).

So, other than some videos and a few jeep listings when I have some time, I’ll be busy doing other things.

We are located just outside of Prosser, Washington, which isn’t where we were aiming (Walla Walla is where we’d hoped to land), but the layout and potential of this place should serve us well.

We won’t actually start moving into the house for a few days until the previous owners leave. They are painting their new place, so needed extra time to finish it up. The former owner of the Wilgus house was a life-long employee turned manager of Les Schwabs (and knew Les as well) and seems to know all kinds of goings-on about the area, so he’ll be a good resource.

But wait … I hope to have another, unexpected surprise for Monday morning. For now, here are a few pics:

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Yes, it is only photoshopped onto the building (at this point).

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The building to the right of the shop was a mother-in-law building house (requiring a special county variance). Now, it is considered a “shed” with a bathroom, thanks to a overzealous county employee (long story). Anyway, it will be Ann’s sewing retreat and guest “shed”.

Here’s an overhead shot. As you can see, we have a nice chunk of pavement for a meet-n-greet (or a really long game of basketball).

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The back half of the property is full irrigated. Last year they grew hay. We probably won’t do much with it this year, except maintain it (and test out the jeeps back there).

We’ll have some better pics once as we get settled.

 
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Prince Phillip’s Hearse Land Rover Design

• CATEGORIES: Features

Bill shared this story of Prince Philip’s design for a Land Rover customized to become a hearse.

Read the full story here: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56771164

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WWII Video of US Troops in the Pacific

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This video shows a few jeeps acting mostly as ambulances.

 
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1944 Video of Paris Parade

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

There aren’t many jeeps in this video, but the sea of soldiers marching is pretty impressive.

 
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1947 CJ-2A w/ Trailer Boise, ID $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

The jeep looks in good shape.

https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/boise-1947-willys-cj2a-jeep-bantam/7304879032.html

“Selling a 1947 fully restored CJ2A Willy’s jeep and 1947 restored Bantam Trailer. Part of estate being sold off. Have plenty of receipts to go along with sale. Painted in a period color “Princeton Black” with “Sunset Red” lettering. Call with questions or offers.”

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1948 CJ-2A Arcata, CA $5900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No description provided.

https://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/d/arcata-willys-jeep-1948-cj2a/7304026943.html

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1948 CJ-2A Caldwell, ID $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project.

https://boise.craigslist.org/pts/d/greenleaf-1948-cj2a-jeep-project/7305931927.html

“1948 Jeep CJ2A project. Original flat 4 , aftermarket suspension. I don’t have time to work on it, so it’s time to send it down the road. I was told wen I purchased it that that I ran and drove but has steering issues. 2500 firm no trades.”

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1951 CJ-3A Salem, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8499.

Has a variety of updates including custom front fenders. It appears to still be a project.

“1951 CJ 3A Willys. New: steel body, 215 V-8 Buick engine, A/T, front and rear differentials with front disc brakes, rancho suspension, custom rims, tires…..,call for more details. Asking”

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1953 CJ-3B Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

Daryl has this 3B with the windshield for an early top (which I believe was produced by Worman).

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“Cool old Jeep with factory hardtop windshield.
No top.
What you see is what you get.
No Title.
Can load for you.”

 
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No Updates Friday

• CATEGORIES: News

It’s been a busy Thursday in a good way. I will update on Sat morning.

 
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1946? CJ-2A Argyle, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: SOLD. Was $1400.

Engine spins. I can’t make out the front hubs.

“1946 willys jeep 4×4 has motor, transmission, and transfer case. Motor is free. She is rough but is all there and I don’t think it would take much to get it running again. Don’t have time to mess with it. $1400 O.B.O or trades No title but can get one.”

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1943 Article on the Ford GPA SEEP

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Old News Articles

This March 23, 1943, article on the “Seagoing Jeep” was published in the Fort Worth Star Telegram Evening edition.

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1944 Video “War Devastates Reich Towns”

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Thanks to John once again for finding this news real. A variety of jeeps make their appearance.

Per John, “L/S devastated German town of Hurtgen. M/S of American soldier suffering from trench foot limping past the camera. Various shots of the soldiers eating a long awaited meal. M/S American jeep racing through Linnich to escape shells, the roads are littered with dead German soldiers. L/S as tank backs into building. Troops run for cover in the streets. M/S as church steeple collapses after being hit.”

 
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1942 GPW Stevens County, WA $9500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Has a variety of updates.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/northport-1942-ford-jeep/7305481140.html

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“really neat older build .42 ford looks like willies jeep has bf good wrench 275 hp add aluminum intake 4bbl electric ignition and headers i figure about 300 havent dyno ?no jerry cans has custon back seat gas tank has wipers heater tilt wheel im6ft 240 and drive it dont see much bigger than me enjoying it.has winch locking hubs all lights it has a gernorator not alternator nice blacktop roll bar the plasticwindows in top need replaced have gotten old and cracked out was quoted 825 to repair top,has locking hubs a stereo needs replaced bounced to death lol.

is registered to me but havent tabbed it in two years but start it religously and do a lap around property to keep everything functional am open to offers but need no help selling i will only respond to emails containing telephone numbers and dont do car reports and such will only be shown by appointment no test rides on asphalt you can drive it in dirt i drive it on street for i can bust it on command,previous owner/builder said he can get front tires up i dont try (im not as good with a wrench as he was)only trade would be deisel box truck 14 ft to 26 ft box under 100000miles yes ive cash to add if needed.”

 
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1953 CJ-3A Cedar Grove, WV No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Seller’s interested in a trade.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/854212385305845

“53 willys jeep runs good has good body and frame flat head 4 in it like to trade for Honda foreman or just lmk what ya got”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

WAGONS:

  1. 1959 Wagon Loveland, CO $7000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/856538851567552
  2. 1958 Wagon Jefferson City, TN $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/493479258456212
  3. 1963 Wagon (Parkway?) Eden, UT $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/537047221033034
  4. 1956 Wagon Jordan, MN $4850: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4561853060507961
  5. 1951 Wagon Loveland, CO $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/271842404368220
  6. 1954 Wagon tulsa, oK $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/668271427451288
  7. Wagon & Sedan Delivery Bodies plus parts Acton, VA $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/517196959276644
  8. 1954 Wagon Elizabethtown, KY $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/915615462571915
  9. 1962 Wagon Kitty Hawk, NC $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/163720158910748
  10. 1952 Wagon Charlottesville, VA $1200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/504135470572246 (no rear body; a good option for a custom project).
  11. 1961 Wagon Mendon, VT $6500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/167557411882821
  12. Year? Wagon Fort Smith, AR $1000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/722901978380241
  13. Year? Sedan Delivery Seattle, WA $2500: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/d/seattle-48-willys-panel/7303078036.html

TRUCKS:

  1. 1957 Truck Portland, TN $7500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/154582129897316
  2. 1950 Truck Knowlton, WI $6000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/796050631289533
  3. 1948 Truck Shreve, OH $15,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/472697160587406
  4. 1955 Truck Dixon, MT $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1070731560003580
  5. 1952 Truck Oroville, CA $8000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/267214171614332
  6. 1954 Truck Wilmington, IL $1800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/744264632822164
  7. 1951 Truck Santa Cruz, CA $1800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/159335159383406
  8. 1947 Truck White Hall, IL $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/433407307877447
  9. 1960 Truck Mason City, IA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/252593409899636
  10. 1956 Truck Greenville, NC $12,150: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/141405237904386
 
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L-134 Blocks Pleasant Valley, NY No Price

• CATEGORIES: Engine

Seller has a variety of parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/405599530764246

“Willys Jeep blocks and transmissions. TONS OF OTHER PARTS JUST MESSAGE ME WHAT YOU NEED ILL PROBABLY HAVE IT. 3 641087 blocks mostly complete. 1 804380 block.”

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1948 CJ-2A Plains, MT $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/01/2021) This has a set of leaf springs in place of the front bumper.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/paradise-1948-willy-jeep-cj2a/7303493772.html

“Nice running jeep with the 134 4 cyl that was gone through 13 years ago but only 5000 since, just tootle around the back roads. Has been in the same family since 1954. We replaced the block, front and rear mains, carb. and newer brakes, wheel bearing, leaf springs. Good body with un-cut fenders, no patch work or repairs on the body. small spot in tub. Real nice starter or enjoy as is. $9500 clean title and know of good shipping”

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Jeep Chassis Whitehall, NY $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5

Listed as a CJ-2A chassis, the transmission crossmember indicates it is later than a 2A. The back frame rails have been strengthened. It’s got two different front hubs (Warn and a cutlas/kelly)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/522923848703466

“Old Willys Jeep CJ2A frame, comes with tires, and plow hook up. $1000 or best offer”

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